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The AKC Canine Health Foundation Library is a comprehensive list of all the canine health articles available on this website. You can search for an article by research area or breed. The information is divided into four sections:
Discoveries - the print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation
HealthE-Barks - view the archives of our e-Newsletter
Once the a genetic test was available for EIC, it quickly became clear that the existence of the DNM1 mutation didn’t explain all cases of EIC. Some Labrador Retrievers with EIC didn’t have both copies of the mutation, others didn’t have copies at all. Therefore, the scientists from the University of Minnesota and the University of Saskatchewan who had developed the test set out to determine if they could understand whether the EIC seen in dogs without the mutation was really the same condition.
Recently scientists from the University of California-Davis used a large veterinary database to determine what exactly the implications of neutering might be for a breed of dogs that is one of the most popular in the U.S. – the Golden Retriever. The results were fascinating: timing of spay and neuter did affect the risk of a dog developing serious health problems.
Pet Cancer Awareness Month is a public awareness and fundraising campaign May 1 - 31. Learn more about CHF-funded research, information on different types of canine cancer, care for dogs with cancer, and other cancer-related health resources.
CHF's new webinar, “Regenerative Medicine for Canine Orthopedic Concerns” features internationally recognized veterinary orthopedic surgeon Dr. Sherman Canapp discussing the recent progress in the use of regenerative medicine to treat orthopedic injuries in dogs. This free, 40 minute webinar is part of CHF's HealthE-Barks webinar series.
CHF-funded researcher, Dr. Jeffery Biskup, discusses CCL rupture in dogs and the surgical treatment for this common orthopedic injury.
The importance of oral health, provides tips on how to brush your dog's teeth and provides information on the vaccine for periodontal disease.
The condition Tracheal Hypoplasia and how to manage it.
The Canine Phenome Project at the University of Missouri, the benefits, and the participation by Dalmatian owners.
This article explains what translation medicine is and how this approach can help the medical and scientific communities better understand diseases common to the dog and human.
A list of signs to help recognize hypothyroidism and the tests used to diagnose the disease.
The print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation
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The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and our corporate alliance, Zoetis, are pleased to bring you the sixth installment in a podcast series devoted to canine reproduction education for pet owners, breeders, and veterinarians.
In this podcast we will be speaking with Dr. Scarlette Gotwals, of Country Companion Animal Hospital in Morgantown, Pennsylvania. Dr. Gotwals received her DVM from The Ohio State University in 1983. She has a special interest in canine reproduction and has been involved with canine reproduction and semen cryopreservation for 21 years. She is a nationally recognized authority in these areas and serves as a consultant to veterinarians through the Veterinarian Information Network. Dr. Gotwals is a consultant for the Canine Reproduction Division of Zoetis. In this podcast she will be discussing ovulation timing in the bitch as well as ways breeders can use data from heat cycles and whelping dates to understand more about ovulation timing.